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    I currently own an Invision board(free version) but I wish to purchase a VBulletin Board. Can I upgrade my free invision board without loosing all my members and post ?

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    If you can obtain a copy or backup of the database then you can use the Impex IPB 1.3 import script.

    From what I have heard getting the database from Invision can prove difficult and there is a fee involved too.

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      Here is the information about getting the database from InvisionFree. You will have to e-mail them and go back and forth and probably argue with them to get the database. You'll have to pay a fee. And they've been known to delete your forum as a parting "**** you" without giving you a copy of the data.

      IPB are not nice people!

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        I suggest maybe just asking for a backup simply for your own archival purposes. Maybe that's the best way for asking for a backup.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by feldon23
          Here is the information about getting the database from InvisionFree. You will have to e-mail them and go back and forth and probably argue with them to get the database. You'll have to pay a fee. And they've been known to delete your forum as a parting "**** you" without giving you a copy of the data.

          IPB are not nice people!

          Dude that's really really low....do they really do that?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ATI4EVER
            Dude that's really really low....do they really do that?
            im worried now ive read that because i requested a backup / transfer yesterday

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            • #7
              IPB people are good at spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt).

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              • #8
                Phear The Fud!!

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                • #9
                  We would love to impex your data from ipb free to vbulletin, but I believe it costs money to get the database. This is something you'd have to take up with IPS.

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                  • #10
                    and taking it up with IPS may result in you getting nothing.

                    Some day, Jerry will write a harvester ala EZBoard.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by feldon23
                      Here is the information about getting the database from InvisionFree. You will have to e-mail them and go back and forth and probably argue with them to get the database. You'll have to pay a fee. And they've been known to delete your forum as a parting "**** you" without giving you a copy of the data.

                      IPB are not nice people!
                      Seriously? Great ... Looks like i'll be leaving my 1,100 posts behind then.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jon.
                        Seriously? Great ... Looks like i'll be leaving my 1,100 posts behind then.
                        just ask them for the data (you just want the database) , tell them you have an ipb board ready to put it in.

                        send a support ticket from the if admin panel. they do take a while to get back to you though.

                        see this thread too http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=173486 so it should all be ok.

                        they will provide it im sure (i had a positive response to my request) but im waiting now...
                        Last edited by yellow_spider; Tue 14th Feb '06, 3:36am.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by feldon23
                          IPB people are good at spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt).
                          Dude, they arn't IPB their InvisionFree a hosting company, they have not done that, I know the InvisionFree staff quite well.

                          And if you're going to pay them a fee then in their wrong mind they wouldn't delete your board, they 'are' not like that man.

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